Sanami Kawada

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Limbic encephalitis is a rare central nervous system (CNS) manifestation of relapsing polychondritis (RP). Vasculitis is assumed to be the cause of CNS involvement in RP. Several studies, however, have described CNS involvement in RP with no evidence of vasculitis but with a more nonspecific inflammatory picture. We report a patient with limbic encephalitis(More)
BACKGROUND Triptans are effective for immediate relief of episodic cluster headache (CH) but do not reduce the frequency of attacks. Intravenous bolus injection of corticosteroids like methylprednisolone (MP) has been reported to decrease the frequency of CH attacks. We validated the prophylactic efficacy of MP pulse therapy by monitoring CH recurrence over(More)
The authors reviewed their clinical experience with preoperative embolization of metastatic spinal tumors. Between October 2000 and September 2003, 20 patients (13 men and 7 women; average age 68.3 years, range 44-82 years) underwent 24 spinal operations for 22 spinal metastatic tumors. Nineteen spinal operations (79%) were planned preoperative embolization(More)
The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale and Yatabe-Guilford personality test were administered to 123 patients hospitalized for head injury who had made a relatively good recovery. Intelligence quotient (IQ) was correlated with clinical condition based on the Glasgow Coma Scale and duration of coma. More severely injured patients tended to show a greater(More)
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised (WISC-R) and Yatabe-Guilford personality test were administered to 31 children who had been hospitalized for head injury and made a GR or MD by the Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS). The type of lesion, as defined by CT scan categories, was an important factor to prognosticate the outcome of intellectual function.(More)
Effect of nicotinic acid on the formation of catecholamine has been studied. Norepinephrine and dopamine concentrations in brain were 30 per cent higher and brain catecholamine formation was 50 per cent higher in the nicotinic acid-supplemented rats than the nicotinic acid-deficient rats. However, these catecholamine levels of the nicotinic acid-deficient(More)
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